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American Idol, Dancing With the Stars and CSI top broadcast net viewing

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March 17th, 2009

Both airings of American Idol and the premiere of Dancing with the Stars took the top three spots for the week.  NBC finally rejoins the overall top 20 list, at number 20 with Law & Order: SVU.  As usual NBC fared better in the adults 18-49 rankings where it placed four shows in the top 20.

The Office was nowhere near the overall top twenty (it was #38 ranked by total viewers), but it was #10 (NBC's best placement) among 18-49 year olds.  The cast reunion including George Clooney on ER was closer to the top twenty overall list (it was #22), and placed twelfth among adults 18-49 for the week.

If a show in the table below doesn't show an 18-49 ranking it just means the show wasn't among the top 25 shows (actually 26, this week).

Nielsen Top Twenty Shows by viewers for the week ending March 15, 2009:

Rank Shows R=Repeat S=Special P=Premiere Net # Viewers (LIVE+SD) (000) HH RATING (LIVE+SD) HH SHARE (LIVE+SD) 18-49 Rank
1 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY FOX 25,767 14.6 23 1
2 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY FOX 25,547 14.6 22 2
3 DANCING WITH THE STARS P ABC 22,829 14.1 21 3
4 CSI CBS 17,132 10.3 16 9
5 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 14,602 9.1 14 4
6 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 14,342 8.9 14 21
7 Mentalist, THE R CBS 14,322 9.0 14
8 CSI: MIAMI CBS 14,215 9.0 15 8
9 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 13,642 9.1 14 5
10 CSI: NY CBS 13,633 8.6 14 22
11 NCIS R CBS 13,518 8.5 13
12 TWO AND A HALF MEN CBS 13,437 8.1 12 7
13 COLD CASE CBS 13,025 8.0 12
14 60 MINUTES CBS 12,870 8.1 14
15 SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS CBS 12,818 7.3 12 11
16 HOUSE FOX 12,384 7.3 11 6
17 ELEVENTH HOUR CBS 11,608 7.2 12
18 24 FOX 11,368 6.8 10 20
19 LIE TO ME P FOX 11,251 6.8 11 24
20 LAW AND ORDER:SVU NBC 11,066 7.2 12 19

Nielsen Ratings Data: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved

All numbers above based on live plus same day DVR viewing.

 
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